This Guys Edits asks and answers the question: Should you rewrite in the editing room?

The editor serves the story and not the script. Regardless of whether the film is improvised or faithfully filmed according to a perfectly written screenplay, when it arrives at the editing room, everything is fair game.

Here is why you may need to stray away from the script:
– The film’s structure doesn’t work
– A key scene has problems
– A scene slows down the overall pacing of the film
– There are problems with acting
– Important shots are missing
– There is some confusion
– A new meaning is discovered and heightens the film

Today’s ONE SINGLE CUT comes from Dead Islander:…

“One Single Cut”: Upload a max. 10 sec. clip to your channel. This clip has two shots and a single cut in it. Leave a comment here so I know. I will pick a couple to feature in future episodes.

THIS GUY EDITS (TGE) is a youtube channel by film editor Sven Pape, an A.C.E. award nominee, whose credits include work for directors James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Franco.

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